Private Access

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Veteran Italian director Francesco Maselli here creates an engaging tale of a woman whose relationship with the man she loves is severed for reasons unknown to her. Ornella Muti, playing the film's only on-screen character, stars as the young lover of famous writer Emilio Flora, who is being considered for the Nobel Prize. Many years her senior, Flora has...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on
Rating:

Veteran Italian director Francesco Maselli here creates an engaging tale of a woman whose relationship with the man she loves is severed for reasons unknown to her. Ornella Muti, playing the film's only on-screen character, stars as the young lover of famous writer Emilio Flora, who is

being considered for the Nobel Prize. Many years her senior, Flora has cultivated the beautiful Muti, giving her books to read, exposing her to culture, and guiding her education process for the past three years. Now, for reasons Muti must uncover, he has deserted her. Although more a technical

exercise than anything else, PRIVATE ACCESS is also an engaging, intelligent entertainment. Its style most resembles Alfred Hitchcock's ROPE in its attempt to create a continuous time and space through the apparent filming of the action in one 90-minute take. Its plot devices most nearly recall

Jean Cocteau's one-act play "La Voix Humaine" (filmed by Roberto Rossellini in 1948), in which the heroine's contact with the outside world is limited to her telephone. Despite the exceptional technique of the film and the remarkable art direction of Marco Dentici (as real as the house looks, it

was constructed on a set), the film is carried by Muti's performance.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Veteran Italian director Francesco Maselli here creates an engaging tale of a woman whose relationship with the man she loves is severed for reasons unknown to her. Ornella Muti, playing the film's only on-screen character, stars as the young lover of famo… (more)
Producer
Producer
Exec. Producer
Exec. Producer

Show More »